NEW SKETCHERS. As travel sketchers, we like to capture the essence of a place. The bicycle is an everyday mode of transport in many Asian and European cities, even our favourite Manly. Not always easy to sketch but this week we mastered the shapes pretty darn well to create sketches full of character.
In Manly we we found a row of sunny coffee shops in Market Lane with plenty of colourful bikes chained up nearby to sketch. Some chose single bikes under trees, others loved the repetition of shapes, wheels,handlebars and frames in a row of bikes. The freshness of the sketches echoed the fabulous spring weather. It was a pleasure seeing how far you’ve come.
GENERAL SKETCHERS. When traveling we are often faced with extraordinary busy, unfamiliar vistas. As sketchers we need a starting point and we like to simplify and distil the complex shapes we see.
To practice this we traced a birds-eye view of Manly in preparation for spiral sketching from the Whistler Street car park. When the view is complicated and confusing, when we’re daunted by the subject matter, it’s good to go back to the basics…this shape connects to that shape, that triangle fits on top of that rectangle and so on. We had the choice of using brown sketching paper for a change, which was fun to experiment with our watercolour pencils and paint. The lighter colours stood out really well with the black ink line work. Special mention should be made of the obliging unit block residents who hung out the rows of brightly coloured laundry each day on the rooftop washing lines for us to add to our sketches. Thank you!
You all did a wonderful sketches and we love the variety in your styles and approaches.
TUESDAY NEW SKETCHERS. SEPTEMBER 6 ’16
TUESDAY GENERAL. SEPTEMBER 6 ’16
WEDNESDAY GENERAL. SEPTEMBER 7 ’16
WEDNESDAY NEW. SEPTEMBER 7 ’16
THURSDAY GENERAL. SEPTEMBER 8 ’16
SATURDAY GENERAL. SEPTEMBER 10 ’16
EHS AUCKLAND Click the link to see what Tony’s NZ sketchers were up to this week. New Sketchers were up to Eye Level perspective, while General Sketchers were doing fast action people. I was able to take part in some of the classes, and take a very exciting Sunday Intensive on Sea and Water. You’ll see them here. Tony is currently setting up a 2nd EHS region in the Ponsonby area of Auckland, where he has an almost full class ready to begin.
EHS MELBOURNE Time is flying by now and we’ve just had week 9 class, and welcomed Jenni from Brisbane who is loving Melbourne’s lovely mild weather for now learning more sketching . We started with warm ups in the studio and a still life of flowers or fruit with your choice of colours. We made the most of the weather and had a walk around Albert Park to show our visitor the sights with a choice of sketches from a flower shop or a fruit shop or both. Everyone has developed an individual style and were confident creating a story including people. Bookings open for Term4. Cheers, Jeanette.
EHS TOKYO I’m hearing that it may be tricky for expats to come to the classes for 8 weeks in row, so I’m wondering if I may do New Sketchers class alternately on Tuesday and Wednesday every 5 weeks, so that sketchers can do make-up class easily even though they are away for a couple of weeks. I’ll get a better feel for this after my Open Days. Any comments welcome. じゃあまたね Atsuko
EHS FRANCE We are planning to begin our Travel Sketch classes and Workshops in early 2017. The format is still in planning and we are gaging interest as applications come in. We can then decide which villages will be on our circuit. Presently our tutor is in Provence seeing what opportunities there are further north. All very exciting.